If you are new to the concept of social media, you will likely be confused by taking on the “friend” thing or following on Facebook. What does it mean to follow someone on Facebook?
What is the difference between the following people and Facebook friends? Many people wanted the answers to this question.
Be Facebook friends
When you add someone as a friend on Facebook, the following things make you different from the other people on Facebook for that person. You will be able to:
- Send a message with no message requests
- See both public and private posts to the friends list
- View their status updates
What does it mean to follow someone on Facebook?
You may want to follow any Facebook page to see its posts in your news feed. When you follow people or pages on Facebook, you can do the following: Check out the following pages or the profile’s public posts in your newsfeed.
FAQ about friend or follow on facebook
Yes, you have to follow your friends to see their posts on your newsfeed. When you add someone as a friend on Facebook, you will automatically follow.
Yes, in order to improve your user experience on Facebook, the Facebook algorithm shows you the Facebook posts according to your current interests.
Yes, you can remove a follower who is following you. Even so, this user can see your public posts. At the end of the day, the user has access to your posts. For efficient output, we recommend disabling this user from your Facebook page.
Yes, you will see the posts that are hidden in your newsfeed. If you want to hide a Facebook post, you should change the privacy settings or delete the post.
Conclusion: friend or follow on Facebook
At the end of the day, following someone is different than adding someone as a friend. The main difference is that you won’t be able to see a Facebook profile’s private posts if you’re not on the profile’s friends list. Would you like to learn more about this interesting social media platform? We strongly encourage you to read our article “Who Owns Facebook?”.